hello, we are the essex blades women's rugby club
Rugby Union is a 15-a-side game played on a 100m long pitch with 2 sets of posts and a dead-ball area at each end. The objective of the game is to cross the opposition’s try line and score a 'try' worth 5 points and then take a 'conversion' over the posts for an additional 2 points. In both attack and defence you are using means of a physical nature against your opponents, in attack trying to gain ground and in defence give them as little ground to play with. The winner is simply the team with the most points at the end of an 80-minute game.
All are welcome; whether you're an experienced player or have never played the game before. We are a friendly, sociable club that train hard and play hard. We play BUCS matches most Wednesdays as well as tournaments and friendlies throughout the year against other clubs and universities.
How many teams do we have?
Women's 1st (BUCS South East Tier 3)
Essex Blades Student Coach of the Year - Rosie Kay - 2017/18
Essex Blades Club of the Year - 2017/18
Women's Rugby Union 1st - BUCS South East 3B Winners - 2018/19
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21
Club of the Year- 2020/21
Do I need anything else before I get involved?
A gumshield and a pair of Rugby/Football boots.
To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.
* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.
By purchasing a membership you are agreeing to the clubs code of conduct.
Allows you to attend Come & Try sessions and Trials (and provides insurance cover at these sessions), vote in club elections, added to the club mailing list and receive a discount on Sports Fed tickets.
Includes all benefits of Basic Membership, but also allows the member to attend all club training sessions, play in BUCS matches and means they are insured against injury whilst at training and matches for the Women's Rugby Club.
Allows you to attend general club training session (although not team specific ones), vote in elections, added to the club mailing list and means you are insured against injury whilst at that Sports Clubs session.
Please note, as memberships have to be uploaded to the Essex Sport system manually, it may take 3-5 working days before you are able to book onto your session via the Essex Sport app and attend training sessions. Should you have any problems, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE SEE BELOW THE TRAINING SCEDHULE (TERM TIME ONLY) FOR 2022-23. IN ORDER TO PLAY IN BUCS MATCHES, A playing MEMBERSHIP MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE THE FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON.
monday | 5:30-7:00pm
All playing members welcome.
Thursday | 6:30-7:30PM
All playing members welcome.
Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.
looking for a different way to play?
Through Essex Sport, we also offer different ways to play the sports you love. For more information, please click here.
touch Union RUGBY
Tuesday 6-7 pm (STP)
Non-contact rugby incorporating fitness and games. All abilities are welcome, so come and enjoy an hour of touch rugby and have fun!
president, Publicity officer and Social Secretary
vice-president and social secretary
treasurer and publicity officer
Health & safety officer